The last restaurant that we visited during Restaurant Week 2014 was Forest by Chef Sam Leong (formerly of Tunglok) at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Singapore. Suffice to say, it was the least enjoyable as compared to the other 2 restaurants that we patronized during Restaurant Week. Click here to read reviews on those 2 restaurants: Review 1 on OSIA and Review 2 on Summer Palace.
Forest was awarded 1 Dining Star by DiningCity, the organizer of Restaurant Week in Singapore; which meant a surcharge of S$20++ for applicable for dinner.
As with most Singaporeans’ conversations around the dining table go, many a time they revolve around food. During one of those dinners as part of the Lunar New Year visitations, my uncle recommended a stall to me somewhere in Serangoon when I briefly mentioned that Roasted Duck is one of my favourite hawker foods.
And so, I specifically made a trip down. I was definitely not disappointed. The Roasted Duck was moist and succulent whilst the roasted pork had minimum fat in between the layers with a crispy crackling on top.
“New World Mutton Soup” came highly recommended for having one of the best hawker-style mutton soups in Singapore so a visit was quickly arranged.
To be frank, if you’re a frequent reader of this blog, this post might come as a surprise to you. Well, it surprised even me! But I remember that I would post more of our local hawker cuisine on my blog. So, this post adds on to the ever-growing list: No. 18 Zion Road Char Kway Teow and Covent Garden Kway Chap.
I was first introduced to Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah a.k.a. the Tau Sar Piah from Balestier when I was just a young boy. My step-grandmother used to buy a box of these savoury goodies for my dad’s birthday, every year without fail. That’s true love, don’t ya’ll agree?
Unlike some of the newer chains that sell Tau Sar Piah, Loong Fatt sticks to the tradition of producing only sweet and salty versions – None of the ‘modern’ Durian or Mango flavours.
Loong Fatt definitely serves up the best Tau Sar Piah that I’ve had – nothing else that I’ve had so far compares. If you’ve tried it before, I’m very certain that you would agree with me. If you haven’t, at just S$0.70 each, what’s stopping you – it’s time to make a trip there tomorrow!
Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah
639 Balestier Road
Note: I read a post on thefoodchapter and thought maybe I should do a short write up too! I like her comment, “Like laksa is to katong, tau sar piah is to Balestier.“